Majolica Care

Italian ceramics are precious, and can last a very long time with proper
care. Here are some suggestions to preserve your majolica for years to

  1. We do not recommend microwaving any Italian majolica products. Although microwaving will not brake an item, it may "craze" the glaze, causing tiny cracks.
  2. Majolica is sensitive to extreme temperatures, specifically boiling or freezing liquids. Pouring water with a rolling boil directly into a teapot, for example, may lead to cracking or breakage. To avoid this, temper the object, by placing it at a low temperature in the oven for a few minutes.
  3. Majolica is dishwasher safe, but  many people choose to hand wash their pieces as a precaution.
  4. Because majolica is a porous material, some pieces are not meant to hold liquid for a long period of time. Check for warning labels before ordering a product, as the pieces that are most notorious for "sweating" are appropriately labeled.